So, I was getting on the Mickey and Friends tram this evening after finally getting to see the Parade of Dreams (and finding out that a girl I went to college with is in it), and the guy at the back of the tram is talking like a pirate. I mean, REALLY talking like a pirate. He called the tram a ship and said "aaarg" after every sentence, and said things like keep our ruddy hands, feet, and legs inboard. Some people were groaning, but I thought it was funny. I mean, how would you feel if you had to do the same safety speil over and over for 4 to 8 hours and no one ever listened to you? I'd probably be coming up with ways to amuse myself too.
When we were approaching the structure, he suddenly comes back onto the loudspeaker after the recorded speil was done, and he's singing "it's a small world," but putting in his own lyrics to tell them about the crosswalk to Pinocchio parking. I just about died... And as we were rounding the corner he starts getting all "emotional," saying things like "I know this is your favorite ride here at the resort... I'm really going to miss you guys... Just stay seated, that's all I ask..." *sniffle sniffle* Way to make something fun that must get supremely boring, dude. ^_^
I witnessed something similar on Indy a month or so ago. There was a CM who would do different character voices over the loud speaker while telling guest to board and disembark the jeep. He did a high, floaty girlie voice when we were boarding, and then when we came back he did a deep macho man voice and said "Welcome back adventurers, you made it! The shock on my face!" And he made an exaggerated shocked face. It was great... I love it when CMs amuse themselves. ^_^